George W. Bush, pressured by Congress, decided to grace us, his no longer loyal subjects, with a speech about the war in Iraq. The pressure from Congress was to come up with an exit strategy from the war in Iraq, a plan to bring home the young men and women who are the sons and daughters, the mothers and fathers, the brothers and sisters, the aunts and uncles of families in the United States. Instead of an exit strategy, this president, still in total denial about the folly of entering into this tragic war, gave us a plan, sketchy at best, for winning the "war " in Iraq. It is difficult to know what to attribute such arrogance to --delusional thinking, a grave underestimation of the intelligence of the American people, a belief in his own toddler- like omnipotence, stubbornness, willful manipulation and deceit of the American people, or possibly that George W. Bush himself is being misled and manipulated by the people he has chosen to surround himself with.
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